12×12 Hip Roof Gazebo Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 12×12 hip roof gazebo plans. This square gazebo has a 12×12 footprint and it features a hip roof with generous overhangs on all sides. This gazebo is easy to build and it carries that elegant look that will make it stand out in any backyard. Make sure you read the local codes so you can comply with the legal requirements. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Premium Plans for this project available in the Shop.

When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.



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12×12 Hip Roof Gazebo Plans




  • A – 4 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 8′ long POSTS
  • B – 5 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 12′ long PLATES
  • C – 8 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 36″ long BRACES

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12×12 Garden Gazebo with Hip Roof Plans

Laying out the posts - square gazebo

Laying out the posts – square gazebo

The first step of the project is to lay out the location of the gazebo posts. Use batter boards and string to make sure the diagonals are equal. In addition, apply the 3-4-5 rule to the corners of the gazebo to make sure they are right-angled.

Anchoring the posts of the anchor

Anchoring the posts of the anchor

You can set the posts in concrete or you can pour 3′ deep footings and use posts anchors. Considering this is a light outdoor project, you can set the posts to anchors. That is why, these plans are designed having that assumption in mind (concrete anchors). Make sure you let the concrete to dry out for a few day, before installing the posts into place. Use temporarily braces to secure the posts until you attach the plates.



Use 6×6 lumber for the top plates. Use a circular saw to make notches to the beams, as shown in the diagram. Make parallel cuts inside the marked areas and then remove the excess with a chisel and sandpaper.



Fit the beams to the top of the posts and align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes and insert 8 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Make sure the corners are right angled.

Building the braces for the gazebo

Building the braces for the gazebo

Use 6×6 lumber for the braces. Make 45 degree cuts to both ends of the braces using a circular / miter saw.

Fitting the braces to the frame of the gazebo

Fitting the braces to the frame of the gazebo

Plumb the posts for the posts and then attach the braces. Drill pilot holes and insert 5 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly.



Take a look over PART 2 of the 12×12 gazebo project, so you learn how to build the hip roof.



This square gazebo with a hip roof is the ideal project if you want to build a beautiful grill shelter or hot tub cover. You can make a lot of adjustments and customize it to suit your needs. Please take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, because I have over 1500 free designs. Premium Plans for this project available in the Shop.



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  1. Gilbert at - Reply

    I would like to use Tuscan columns for the posts. If I add a Third railing for support, can I eliminate the post braces?

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      It depends on the local winds and local codes.

  2. Monika kowalkowska at - Reply

    Hi can I use longer beams and turn it into 16×16 ?

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      You need an extra middle post or 6×8 plates instead of the 6×6 plates.

  3. Stephen Walmer at - Reply

    The picture shows a fascia board, do you have the measurement for that pieces and do the plywood cuts account for the fascia board?

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      You’ll find those details in PART 2 (see NEXT button at the bottom of the article)

  4. Stephen Walmer at - Reply

    I would like to purchase this plan but it is not on the premium list. Let me know how to get it.

  5. Daycee at - Reply

    Are any of these printable?

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